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Imagine a Day Without Water – Fan Favorite Voting

Posted by on Nov 6, 2019 in Community Project, Education Center, Featured, Newsroom, Water

Imagine a Day Without Water – Fan Favorite Voting

Fan Favorite Voting for the 2019 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest The City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County Service Authority, and Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority held an art contest open to all Charlottesville City and Albemarle County students in Grades K – 12. Students were asked to show how they ONLY USE WHAT THEY NEED as part of a national campaign to bring attention to the value of water. We need YOU to help us select a FAN FAVORITE art poster by voting for your favorite at this link! The art poster with the most votes wins! Don’t forget to tell your friends...

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Oyster Shell Recycling at McIntire Recycling Center

Posted by on Sep 19, 2019 in Community Project, Education Center, Featured, Newsroom, Public Notices, Recycling, Stewardship, Water, Water Resource Recovery

Oyster Shell Recycling at McIntire Recycling Center

Starting the week of September 23, 2019, the McIntire Recycling Center will be the new home for the collection of oyster shells in the Charlottesville/Albemarle area.  This collection point, which is open to the public as well, will collect oysters from restaurants and homes to be recycled back into oyster habitat in the Chesapeake by the Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling and Restoration Program (VOSRP). The VOSRP is a collaborative, community-based, restoration program of the VCU Rice Rivers Center (RRC). The VOSRP began in 2013 to collect waste oyster shell from businesses and the general...

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Composting in the City of Charlottesville

Posted by on Oct 29, 2018 in Community Project, Compost, Education Center, Newsroom, Recycling, Stewardship

Composting in the City of Charlottesville

2018 CITY MARKET COMPOST DROP-OFF PROGRAM COMING TO SEASONAL CLOSE Thank you to everyone who contributed to the City Market composting program this season! As the City Market transforms into the Winter Market (Nov-Dec), the City Market Composting program is winding down with the last day to drop-off your food scraps this Saturday (10/27/2018). We’re thrilled to have seen so many of you visit our drop-off station and are excited to announce the launching of a new composting pilot program for Charlottesville residents. McIntire Recycling Center will continue to accept compost with...

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2018 Imagine a Day without Water

Posted by on Sep 10, 2018 in Community Project, Education Center, Featured, Newsroom, Stewardship, Water

2018 Imagine a Day without Water

  Could you go a day without water? No water to drink or use to make food. No water to shower, flush the toilet, or brush your teeth. Firefighters couldn’t put out fires, pools would be closed, and farmers couldn’t water their crops.   2018 Theme: How do you save water? Water is essential for life. You need water for everything from brushing your teeth, growing the food you eat, and making the things you use everyday. Why is water important to you and how do you save water? 2018 Imagine a Day without Water Important Dates: Artwork will be accepted: September 10th...

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Composting in the City of Charlottesville

Posted by on Jun 6, 2018 in Community Project, Compost, Education Center, Newsroom, Recycling, Stewardship

Composting in the City of Charlottesville

Happy Summertime, C’ville! Thank you to everyone who contributed to our composting program last season! Together, we were able to divert 8.48 tons of food waste from landfills, reducing the amount of emissions equivalent to nearly 20 cars in morning traffic!* This spring, lets continue to make Charlottesville, A Green City. Updates in the email below include: Two Compost Drop-Off Locations are open! Do you love composting and the City Market? Sign up to volunteer at the Saturday market drop-off! New Sticker Designs: Help us select some new designs to spread the word about composting in...

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Updated Press Release: Community Event to Celebrate Odor Reductions

Posted by on May 10, 2018 in Community Project, Newsroom, Odor Control, Press Releases, Wastewater

Updated Press Release: Community Event to Celebrate Odor Reductions

The Community Event to celebrate the Odor Control Reduction project completion has been moved to Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 12:00 pm due to impending inclement weather. ## ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE: MAY 10, 2018## COMMUNITY EVENT TO CELEBRATE ODOR REDUCTIONS For Immediate Release Charlottesville, VA—May 10, 2018 With almost 10 million gallons of wastewater being treated each day at the Moores Creek Advanced Water Resource Recovery Facility, located near the Woolen Mills neighborhood, controlling the odors associated with normal operations became increasingly necessary. Therefore, in 2015,...

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